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DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:00 AM

Show Us Your Nose/Tail Art!
 
I started this thread to spotlight various RV nose and tail art. Please feel free to add pictures of your own.

Best,
Doug Reeves

DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:01 AM

N700jl
 
John Hubbell.


DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:02 AM

Taken by Mark Rowe at 'TEX 06'
 







DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:03 AM

Mark Navratil N2D
 
Thought I'd submit this pic for your Tail Art section. This is from my RV-8A N2D with the T-6A paint scheme. The two big letters are normally used to designate the airbase (i.e. MY for Moody, RA for Randolph, etc.). In this case I used my initials although several people have interpreted it to stand for Minnesota (there are C-130's based at Minneapolis-St. Paul with MN on the tail). This is ok with me as my dad's side of the family is from Minnesota and I happen to love C-130's too. The small letters "05" signify the year of completion (I finished building the plane 12/31/05) and the "583" is the last three digits of the aircraft S/N (which in my case is 80583). The lightning bolt at the top is my own design....many squadrons put some sort of mascot, name or logo in this location on the tail and I just made up my own....the yellow matches the color of the "Rescue" arrows and adds a bit of pizazz to the tail.

--Mark Navratil
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
RV-8A N2D flying 5.5 hrs now!


DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:05 AM

Darren Kerns N214TK
 
RV8 N214TK
Taswell, IN
Hangared in FRH




DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:05 AM

Jim Ballard
 
Jim Ballard
RV-6A
Lanett, AL
(click to enlarge)

DeltaRomeo 06-01-2006 07:09 AM

Kurt Klewin
 
Tail art inspired from the Montana Air National Guard F-16 unit based in Great Falls, Montana. The mountains to the left represent the mountainous western portion of the state of Montana and as it tapers to the right the high rolling hills of eastern Montana. The Bison Skull was an original design of Charles M. Russell - a famous western artist who used the Montana Bison Symbol on the signature line of many of his paintings. Being a native of Bozeman, Montana I felt this tail art best represented my home state. Paint was done by Gillis Aircraft Painting in Tuttle, Oklahoma and the graphics by Freedom Design.

George in Langley BC 06-01-2006 11:24 PM

Underdog
 
Underdog, defender of the airways. Naturally Underdog is against privatization of the ATC system but lost the battle here in Canada!


DeltaRomeo 06-02-2006 06:48 AM

N425fc
 
Chuck & Cheryl Kullberg

Here is the finishing touch on my 6A that has been flying for a year and half now and remains to be re-useable! (That's a good thing you know.)

It was painted by R.T. Foster. My wife and I have admired his work for many years now at EAA Oshkosh. He is a remarkable artist.

A little background is in order. Before the RV project was started my wife, and intrepid building assistant, took about five years of ballroom dance instruction. That resulted in a love for dancing, and especially the foxtrot. Also, having the name Charles, many people like to call me Charlie. Foxtrot Charlie seemed to be a good fit. What could be more appropriate than dancing on a cloud with with your soul mate. As for the 425..............well, that's classified. Only my wife will ever know the significance of that.

Safe Flying -

Chuck Kullberg
N425FC 88C, Palmyra, WI
email: rv6a'at'genevaonline.com

DeltaRomeo 06-02-2006 06:49 AM

N466PG and N707RV
 
...click images for larger pic



This is the tail art on N466PG, an RV-6 built by Paul Good and now being flown by Dave Gamble.


Here's one from Oshkosh 2005 that I don't think you have.
It's N# is N707RV which is registered to Walter Aronow from Denton, TX
Mark Burns
VAF #250


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